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BCSO investigates armed robbery, carjacking

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ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred early Wednesday morning outside a St. Helena Island home.

Just after 6 a.m. deputies responded to a home Lands End Road on a report of an assault. Deputies made contact with a 30-year-woman who was bleeding from a laceration to the head. She told deputies she was walking to her vehicle after dropping her child off at a family member's house, when she was assaulted someone.

The victim said a black male wearing camouflage and a black mask came out from the woods by woods armed with a handgun. He pistol-whipped the victim, took her purse and car keys. He then drove off in the victim's vehicle heading towards Sea Island Pkwy.

The victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. Her condition remains undisclosed at this time. The stolen vehicle is a burgundy 2008 Chevrolet Impala bearing SC license plate 7264FN.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843.255.3407 or Crimestoppers.

MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN a REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 888.CRIME.SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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